UPDATE: Bradley Co. officials seek help finding stolen grave marker with bowling pins
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out why someone stole a deceased couple's grave marker from Memorial Gardens.
UPDATE: The Bradley County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out why someone stole a deceased couple's grave marker.
Family members noticed the bronze monument was missing while visiting Sunset Memorial Gardens earlier this month.
The grave marker has the couple's names, Annie and Louis Bradley, and bowling pins engraved on it. However, the Sheriff's Office could not provide a picture of the marker.
Investigators are asking for the public's help so they can recover the stolen monument or catch the person who took it.
"It probably took some time, and so we're hoping that while they were moving it, somebody saw," said James Bradford, BCSO spokesperson.
The bronze monument is valued at $2,300. It was taken sometime between February and May 11th.
BCSO is asking local scrap yards to be on the lookout.
"We're hoping that if that's the case, that whoever they tried to sell it to or they gave it to will contact the Sheriff's Office," Bradford said.
This appears to be the only grave marker that was taken from the cemetery.
Anyone with information should call the Bradley County Sheriff's Office at (423) 728-7336.
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Bradley County Sheriff's Office says a family member reported the monument was taken sometime after a visit to the cemetery in February and a more recent visit on May 11th. The marker has the names of Annie and Louis Bradley and is described as a long bronze monument bearing carvings of bowling pins.
The marker is valued at $2300, officials said.
The sheriff’s office has received no other recent reports of thefts from this location.
Sheriff Watson asks anyone with information about the marker that can help investigators to get in contact with the Criminal Investigations Division by calling this number, 423-728-7336.